Bachelor of Arts in Physics

 

Introductory physics (14 credits) and math (14 credits) courses:

PHYS 1950Physics Gateway Course

1 credit

PHYS 2110General Physics 1 - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PHYS 2120General Physics - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

PHYS 3250Mathematical Methods of Physics

3 credits

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

MATH 1960Calculus II

5 credits

MATH 1970Calculus III

4 credits

(Students taking a number of 2000-level mathematics courses may be permitted to waive Physics 3250 or Physics 3260.)

Physics core courses (15 credits):
PHYS 3450/PHYS 8455Classical Mechanics

3 credits

PHYS 3600/PHYS 8605Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

3 credits

PHYS 3750/PHYS 8755Electricity and Magnetism I

3 credits

PHYS 3800/PHYS 8805Optics

3 credits

PHYS 4200/PHYS 8206Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

3 credits

Three advanced laboratories (choose three from the following list) (3 credits):

PHYS 3504Experimental Physics I

1 credit

PHYS 3524Experimental Physics II

1 credit

PHYS 3544Experimental Physics III

1 credit

PHYS 3564Experimental Physics IV

1 credit

In addition to the above requirements, a senior project is required for the total of 33 credit hours.  Please see more details about the senior project in the “Other Information” portion of the physics section.

For the B.A. degree, foreign language is required through the intermediate level.